Report a crime
In an emergency call 999, to report a crime call 101.
Understanding criminal justice
Information for victims and witnesses on what happens at each stage of the criminal justice system.
After a crime: your rights
Your rights as a victim or witness of crime – includes information on the Victims' Code for Scotland and the Standards of Service for victims and witnesses.
After your police interview: victims and witnesses
Information for victims and witnesses about the police investigation, the prosecution process, the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration and how to ask for information.
Claiming compensation after a crime
Information on how to claim compensation if you're a victim or witness of crime.
Contact the police
Contact the police by calling 999 to report emergencies or by calling 101 for non-emergencies.
Domestic abuse: support
Get help if you're experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.
What to do if you're trying to stop a forced marriage in Scotland or overseas, or if you need help leaving a marriage you've been forced into.
Get advice about business crime
Get advice about business crime from Police Scotland.
Giving a statement after a crime
You'll normally be asked to give the police a statement so they can understand what happened.
Human trafficking: support
Find out how to report human trafficking and how to get help.
Rape and sexual assault: support
If you've been raped or sexually assaulted, the police and support organisations are there to help.
Report a loan shark
Find out whether a money lender is legally licensed and, if not, how you can report them anonymously.
Report a missing person
Report a missing person to Police Scotland. You don’t need to wait 24 hours before contacting the police.
Report a wanted person
Report a wanted person or find information about wanted fugitives in Scotland.
Report a wildlife crime
Find out what to do if you think you’ve seen a wildlife crime.
Report child abuse
What to do if you're worried that a child is being neglected or threatened – call 999 if it's an emergency or they’re in immediate danger.
Report noise or antisocial behaviour
Find out how to report antisocial behaviour like noisy neighbours, litter and vandalism.
Report your lost property
How to report your lost property to Police Scotland.
Staying safe online
Information about staying safe online, including: social media, apps, online fraud, cyber bullying, deleting your browser history and reporting online crime to the police.
Support after a crime is reported
Find out what emotional support and practical information is available after you report a crime.
Support if someone shares your intimate picture without permission
Help if someone shares or threatens to share an intimate picture of you without consent – sometimes called 'revenge porn'.
Terrorism and national emergencies
How to report suspected terrorism and information about planning for national emergencies.
Why report a crime?
Find out about your rights and the support that's available if you decide to report a crime.